Sparkasse 01 - Frankfurt Main 2022
The face of Frankfurt's central business district is constantly changing. The city council's skyscraper master plan limits the possible spaces for high rises in Frankfurt to only a handful of locations, most of them are in the CBD. These rare grounds are strongly fought. Thus, only a few "old" places are to be expected within these areas. One of those "urban relicts" is Neue Mainzer Straße 57-59. In the past the address was the the headquarters of the Frankfurter Sparkasse 1822, a savings bank with regional ties. 20 years ago the buildings there were left abandoned.
The whole area contains three abandoned buildings in total: one is a neoclassical house build in Germany's founding period, then there is a 16-stories tall office tower from the 1960th, as well as another office building with a curved facade also from the 1960th.
Since the bank moved out 20 years ago the building complex stood shut from public perception. Right now the buildings are about to make place for a new office tower that goes under the name Central Business Tower.
© Architectural rendering by KSp-Engel-und-Zimmermann (2002)
Update - March 5, 2022 - demolition work has begun